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5 Steps for Spring Organization: A Guide to a Clutter-Free Kitchen

Mar 01, 2024

As the seasons change and we welcome the freshness of spring, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into our homes, starting with the heart of the house – the kitchen. But, imagine this: you’ve just walked into your kitchen, the hub of your home, where memories are made over simmering pots and shared meals, and instead of feeling inspired, you're overwhelmed by clutter and disarray. If this scene feels all too familiar, you're not alone. I'VE BEEN THERE—struggling to ditch my anxious feelings in a space where I spend so much time. That’s why I transformed my frustration into a mission to help you create a clutter-free, happy kitchen.

Instead of just spring cleaning, let's embark on a journey of spring organization that will not only declutter our space but also create a more functional and inviting environment. Today, I invite you to join me in a STEP-BY-STEP process to refresh your kitchen and reclaim your countertops from all that STUFF.

Let’s do this together!

Step 1: Clear Your Countertops

The first step in our spring organization journey is to clear off those countertops. Take everything off – from appliances to utensil holders, and even decorative items. This act is not just about tidying up; it’s a symbolic gesture of readiness for change. As I cleared my own countertops, I felt a weight lifting. I want you to experience this too! Once your countertops are bare, give them a thorough wipe-down to remove any dust or grime. As you wipe away the mental and physical clutter, take a moment to appreciate the clean slate before you. This initial step will help kick-start the decluttering momentum!

Step 2: Realistic Assessment and Purposeful Reevaluation

With your countertops cleared, it's time to assess what you really need within arm's reach. This step is about intentional living—keeping only what truly serves you. This means you will only put back items that are absolutely necessary for daily use. Consider storing less frequently used appliances in cabinets or drawers to free up valuable counter space. This isn’t just about minimalism for aesthetics; it’s about creating a space that reflects your needs and aspirations so opt for a clean, streamlined look that will make your kitchen feel more spacious and inviting. This step is your opportunity to decide what deserves your space and energy. Don’t let clutter creep back in!

Step 3: Tackle the Cups

Next up, let's tackle those cabinets – starting with the cup and water bottle cabinet. Empty it out completely and take stock of what you have. Discard any chipped or mismatched cups and assess whether you really need that collection of souvenir mugs. Keep only what you need and use regularly, and consider donating or recycling the rest. Arrange your cups and water bottles neatly back into the cabinet for easy access. Addressing these items taught me a valuable lesson: keeping less makes me feel so much better!

Step 4: Organize Your Tupperware

Ah, the dreaded Tupperware cabinet – this drawer or cabinet has always been a game-changer for me and my clients. It’s the notorious black hole of mismatched containers and missing lids. Empty out the cabinet and sort through your collection of containers and lids. Match up pairs and discard any damaged or orphaned pieces. Invest in a few sets of stackable, space-saving containers to streamline your storage. Once sorted, neatly arrange your Tupperware back into the cabinet for a more organized and efficient system. By matching lids to containers and discarding the unusable, you’re not just organizing—you’re asserting your ability to manage and overcome disorder. (Canadian Link, US Link) Trust me on this one!

Step 5: Revamp Your Fridge

Last but not least, let's give your fridge a much-needed refresh. Revamping your fridge is about more than cleanliness; it’s your commitment to health and happiness. Take everything out – yes, everything – and wipe down the shelves and drawers with a gentle cleanser. As you restock your fridge, check expiration dates and toss out any expired or spoiled items. Organize your food items by category – fruits and vegetables in the crisper drawers, dairy and meats on the shelves, and condiments on the door. Invest in clear storage bins or organizers to keep items contained and easily accessible. Organizing the fridge became a metaphor for organizing my priorities in life. (Canadian Link, US Link)

Congratulations! With just a few simple steps, you've transformed your kitchen from cluttered chaos to organized bliss. Every time I take time to do this, I don’t just organize my kitchen; I transform my life. And this is what I want for you. By clearing off your countertops, reassessing your belongings, and revamping your cabinets and fridge, you've created a more functional and inviting space that you'll love spending time in. So take a moment to bask in the satisfaction of a job well done, if you are still wanting more, let's take on the project in your home you have been putting off.

I’ve turned my personal journey into a mission to help others, culminating in my new course, Clearing Space.

This course is all about getting your space back. My approach is based on real experience and a deep understanding of the emotional and practical aspects of organization. I am going to teach you my easily digestible steps to transform your space. After our 1:1 calls, my review of the photos and videos you send in, and our 4-week zoom class I can guarantee you will have a NEW SPACE!

From my heart, I understand the hesitation you may have about sharing your spaces with me—it's completely natural. Please know, there's zero judgment here. We've all faced our own clutter challenges, (I certainly have) and it’s okay. You’re in a safe, supportive space with me. Your courage to seek change is what truly matters. Let's embrace this journey together, judgment-free.

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